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Mace & Crown | May 24, 2017

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Mace & Crown * The ODU Student Newspaper

Local Photographer Battles Depression With Mermaids

May 21, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

Throughout our lives, there may be a period when we feel melancholy or a sense of despair. However, some people deal with those emotions in different ways. Some positive. Some negative. Some people deal with … Read More

Meet Your 2017 VA Gubernatorial Democratic Candidates: Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello

May 21, 2017 |

Alex Scruggs | News Editor

Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam, 57, and former Congressman Tom Perriello, 42, are facing off to be the Democratic nominee for Virginia’s gubernatorial race. The nominee will be decided on June 13, the day of primary elections … Read More

Cyberattack Strikes Countries Around the World

May 17, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor

A cyberattack affected almost 100 countries, including the U.S., on May 13. This attack happened just days after President Trump signed his cybersecurity order.

Cyber-attackers encrypted information on computers and demanded $300 or more to unlock them, … Read More

Album Review: ‘Harry Styles’

May 16, 2017 |

Elizabeth Proffitt | Contributing Writer

Harry Styles released his first self-titled album May 12. The greatly anticipated solo album takes Styles in a new musical direction, departing from mainly pop songs that he wrote in One Direction, towards … Read More

Back to the Future: Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’

May 15, 2017 |

Adam Flores | Senior Writer

The ‘80s just called. They want Paramore.

Something happened since the release of the pop-punk trio’s 2013 self-titled album. Lost are the violent colors of frontwoman Hayley Williams’ hair and anthemic vocal … Read More

Health Inequality in America Diminishing?

May 11, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

 

According to the World Health Organization, health inequality, or what is defined as the differences in health statuses or the distributions of health determinants between population groups in the U.S., is steadily diminishing due to … Read More

Local Artist Uses Art to Ease Anxiety

May 10, 2017 |

Justin K. Thomas | Contributing Writer

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimates that nearly 15 million Americans adults suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder, the extreme fear of being scrutinized and judged by others in social or performance situations. … Read More

Microsoft Shows Off Surface Laptop, New Features

May 7, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Technology Editor

Educators and students can look forward to new innovations by Microsoft. The company held an event at 12:30 p.m. EDT on May 2, where they revealed new products and features for already existing products.

“Today’s event is about … Read More

Old Dominion University’s Student Tuition Increases

May 5, 2017 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Writer

On April 27, the board of visitors of Old Dominion University confirmed an increase in 2017-18 tuition rates by $300. For the first time in University history, the student health, transportation and general service fees will … Read More

Lieutenant Gubernatorial Candidate Visits Campus

May 3, 2017 |

Justin L.C. Ross | Contributing Writer

Gene Rossi, currently running for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, spoke to a crowd of Monarchs gathered in Webb Center hosted by the ODU Democrats on April 26. He discussed major issues facing … Read More

Rick Ross Wants to Show Norfolk Who’s Boss

May 2, 2017 |

Destiny Webb | Contributing Writer

Rick Ross, aka “Da Boss,” came to Norfolk and gave the city a one-night show. The 41-year-old, Maybach Music Group mogul, performed at the Ted Constant Convocation Center last Saturday night. The Florida rapper first debuted … Read More

Toast Celebrates 100 Days of Trump With Photography Show

May 2, 2017 |

Vann Vitug | Contributing Writer

The 100th Day Photography show, a traveling, pop-up style exhibition features 68 photographs taken at protests and rallies around Washington D.C. and the Hampton area including the Inauguration March, the Immigration March, the Women’s March, the … Read More

Balance and Composure Rock Shaka’s Live

April 27, 2017 |

Lindsey Lanham | A&E Editor

Brandishing black X’s on their hands like medals of honor, groups of people crowded around the stage at Shaka’s Live anxiously awaiting for the show to start. People of all ages flocked to Virginia Beach to … Read More

Income Inequality in Norfolk

April 23, 2017 |

Chris Steadman | Contributing Writer

The purpose of this study is to visualize the income disparities in Norfolk. The divide in income and quality of life in this city is evident. For residents, these conditions are normalized. It is fairly clear … Read More

High Stakes: The National Cannabis Festival

April 23, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson | Staff Writer

In Virginia, minorities are more likely to be arrested for simple marijuana possession, although their rate of use is close to their white counterparts. In our nation’s capital, legalization of this plant has helped empower minorities.

The … Read More

Graduation Reflection From the Senior Graphic Designer

April 22, 2017 |

Tim Pace | Graphic Designer

Four years at ODU is coming to an end, and now it’s time for me to rejoin the work force. It has been difficult, with my field of study going all over the place, from art … Read More